The Delicate Art Of Song Morphing

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‘I found a song that people liked, that radio liked… I found this basic concept and all I did was change the lyrics and the melody a little bit… changed the song and the chord progression a little bit and I sold it to them over and over again.’ Buck Owens A few weeks ago … [Read More]

Did Bob Dylan Steal Your Tune?

One Man Band

“The words are the important thing. Don’t worry about tunes. Take a tune – sing high when they sing low, sing fast when they sing slow, and you’ve got a new tune.” Folk legend Woody Guthrie is reported to have said these words to a young unknown folk singer by the name of Bob Dylan … [Read More]

Hallelujah, it’s finished!

Leonard Cohen

“I remember being on the floor of the Royalton Hotel, on the carpet in my underwear, banging my head on the floor and saying, “I can’t finish this song.” Leonard Cohen ‘Hallelujah’ is one of Leonard Cohen’s most popular songs. And with good reason: it’s a beautiful tune with exceptional lyrics and an arresting chorus. … [Read More]

Song Narrative: Romeo Is Bleeding

Tom Waits for PIFAL

Romeo is bleeding but not so as you’d notice He’s over on 18th Street as usual Looking so hard against the hood of his car Puttin’ out a cigarette in his hand And for all the Pachucos at the pumps At Romero’s Paint and Body They all seein’ how far they can spit Well it … [Read More]

Music Of the Spheres – Rising Up The Serpent’s Tail

Most Earthlike Exoplanet Started out as Gas Giant

“Everything is connected man.” If you have ever, perhaps with the assistance of mind-altering drugs, come to divine a perspective on life the universe and everything in which a web of energy connections, between the stars, planets, colour, sound, the elements, nature, societies and the human body, has presented itself, take heed. If you haven’t, … [Read More]